Monday, October 28, 2013

Rent Gloria Estefan's Guest House

OWNERS: Gloria and Emilio Estefan
LOCATION: Miami Beach, FL
PRICE: $30,000 per month
SIZE: 4,500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Oddly enough, Your Mama first heard it over the weekend from an anonymous tipster that 50-something year old Cuban-born crossover pop star Gloria Estefan put the guest house of a waterfront compound she owns on Miami Beach's swanky Star Island enclave up for lease at $30,000 per month but it seems the ever-assiduous folk at celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ got to it first. These things happen. Anyways...

Property records Your Mama peeped indicate the property last changed hands in late 1993 for $1,840,000. The current owner, a mysteriously named corporate entity can be linked to seven-time Grammy winner Miz Estefan, her 19-time Grammy winning music producer husband, Emilio, and Frank Amadeo, the president of the Miami Beach-based Estefan Enterprises.

Current digital marketing materials (and property records) show the gated guest house sits on a 1.339 acre waterfront parcel and has three bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in about 4,500 square feet. Listing details go on to indicate the "tastefully decorated Floridian villa" includes an eat-in kitchen, a second floor loft, and plenty of closet space as well as a private entrance (from the main house) and a spa encircled by a foliage enshrouded trellis structure.

Your Mama found evidence online that the entire estate—the guest house and the 5 bedroom main house—were recently available as a furnished lease at $75,000 per month and, as recently as late May (2013), the property was available for lease at $7,500 per night with a three night minimum.

This property is not, children, where Mister and Missus Estefan actually live. Their larger and more Mediterranean-style compound-like residence is located half a dozen mansions away. Pill-shaped and guard-gated Star Island has long attracted celebrities and other high profile people. Cuban-born money man Paul Cejas—a former ambassador to Belgium—owns one of the smaller Star Island estates and, at more than 6 manicured acres, the largest is owned by pharmaceutical tycoon Phillip Frost.

Russian vodka mogul Roustam Tariko spent more than $25 million for his 9 bedroom and 11 bathroom Star Island mansion in 2011 and in 2009 Shaquille O'Neal's former mansion was purchased for $16 million by (hunky) Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin who's  reportedly spent more than twenty million bucks remodeling and reworking the entire property. (He's the former man-friend of Naomi Campbell who—ouch!—now dates a much younger Chinese model who Miz Campbell mentored on her model-search show The Face.)

Puff Father or Fiddle Diddle or whatever name Sean Combs goes by nowadays still owns the Star Island spread he picked up back in 1999 while Rosie O'Donnell recently unloaded her estate for $16.5 million to real estate investors David and Linda Frankel. (She's Diane Sawyer's sister).

The so-called housewives of The Real Housewives... reality franchise have a long history with Star Island as well. The gals from Atlanta once spent a melodramatic weekend at the estate of idiosyncratic German-born real estate developer Thomas Kramer and two of the high-maintenance ladies from the Miami version of the show now own homes on Star Island. In May 2011, Gala-throwing Lea Black and her attorney hubby, Roy, paid $7,107,000 for their estate that once belonged to Tommy Mottola and, in October 2012, cosmetic surgeon Lenny Hochstein and his artificially enhanced wife, Lisa, bought their all but decrepit Star Island mansion and have ever since been locked in a fevered and bitter battle with preservationists who are adamantly opposed to the Hochstein's plan to knock down and replace the existing mansion with a brand new and exceptionally lavish mansion.

listing photos: Southone Realty Services via Point 2

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mama, seriously, at this point it's bordering on racist the way you refer to Sean Combs. It's insulting and you should know better. You know his fucking stage name, why can't you just use it? He changed his name ONCE, get the fuck over it.

Anonymous said...

To the 12:12 pm poster- grow up. Please.

Anonymous said...

I am grown up, it sounds more like Mama needs to grow up.

Anonymous said...

WTF does it have to do with his race. You're the racist for bringing race into it!

Petra's said...

Hey look, it's the village idiot up there at 12:12!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! Are you kidding? Combs changed his stage name at least three times: Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy are the three I can recall. Maybe there have been more?

lil' gay boy said...

Child, please;

Our Mama is about as racist as I am athletic (ask anyone; I throw like a girl). Changing his name like old socks seems pretty pointless to me.

Besides, I really only know of a few entertainers who do so regularly -- drag queens.

As for the guest house? It looks like the motel time forgot near the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sandpiper said...


Hi 1:25, Hilarious AKAs. Add Swag and McSwag. I kid you not.

LGB/LB, I respectfully beg to differ. And you know I <3 you.

I'm a bit gaga over this little villa. Nice Caribbean vibe. I could be persuaded to house sit.



Anonymous said...

Anyway, so her guest house is worth $6 million? Maybe it is.

Anonymous said...

Precious needs to calm down, and stop with the racism card. Your self righteousness doesn't serve you well.

Lukey said...

Mama is an equal opportunity ridiculer of all race and sex pretentiousness. Get out of here with your faux "outrage" please. We don't play well with the PC crowd!

Anonymous said...

Not to drag this out, but I love how the RACISM card got thrown in there. So are you saying that the only people who give themselves retarded stage names are blacks? Duly noted.

Anonymous said...

And drag queens, darling!

Anonymous said...

I am the original poster of this supposed "racist card" comment. I never said anything about blacks having "retarded" stage names, nor did I suggest they are the only people with "retarded" stage names. Also, this has nothing to do with drag queens so I don't know where you came up with that. Even though that comment was written by "lil gay boy" it is offensive to the LGBT community. This is the way I feel about this post by Mama and I am entitled to my opinion, I believe Mama would agree with that. If you have a problem with it then you are free to express your opinions just how I have. That is all.

Petra's said...

Take your meds and go away.

Anonymous said...

And drag queens, darling!

Brandi Alexander, Ginger Snap, Hazel Nuts, Crystal Balls and, this one's for you Mama, Gina Tonic

Anonymous said...

And Patty Daddy.

Anonymous said...

17 comments of dumb fags bitching.

Anonymous said...


Add the formal moniker "Puffy" and for the hell of it, Mama's "Puff Father" [and]or "Fiddle Diddle".

That's a lot of nicknames for one grown man.

S

Don Juan's Wreckless Daughter said...

holy shit, it looks like a satanic ritual and/or murder went down at the Hochstein property... if you've got details, I'd love to hear 'em.

Anonymous said...

Cunt soup.

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